I love horses. I started riding when I was about 5-6 years old and I still love it just as much as I did on day one. (Although finding time to go for a ride these days is rare!)
There’s something about being in the presence of a horse that just feels… natural. I feel this way about most animals; I’d much rather be in their company than that of the majority of humans! I like that they can’t talk back.
I’m happy to see that Busby has taken a real interest in animals recently. She loves watching our family dog Basil, and he loves her – especially since we’ve started weaning!
Busby and I went for a picnic with my Mutti and my brother a few weeks ago to a beautiful patch of grass near us called The Paddock. There’s lots of shade, so it’s perfect for picnics with little ones. Next to The Paddock is a field (or another paddock!) full of ponies. I was rather excited to see them munching away in the sunshine, and after eating, Busby and I headed over for a pat.
This was the first time Busby had encountered a horse; she’s seen them trotting past our window and is always fascinated, but she’s never seen one up close. She was a little unsure to start with, but after seeing me stroke the pony on the nose she wanted to have a go!
I can’t wait until she’s old enough to start riding lessons and we can go out riding together… Although, I realise this is a little while off!